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Old 06-02-2013, 10:57 AM
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Default Re: How important is rod/reel balance?

I feel though balance is crucial, I bought a TFO Lefty Kreh finesse series 2 wt and the grays gs reel was a bit too heavy, making it back heavy and I think out of balance. The balance point of the rod was right before the reel seat and the rod just didnt have the feel. I bought a battenkill from Orvis, and that pushed the balance point of the rod back up onto the cork handle about 3 inches, it casts better and I don't have to fight the offset.

Opinion: balance is conceptualized as "To each is own." I personally like things working together and not one force overpowering another.
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